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The Enneagram and Marriage Podcast, hosted by Christa Hardin, MA, is rooted in her 18+ years of experience counseling and coaching couples. On top of her expert marriage advice, Christa uses the Enneagram to add in another layer of understanding as to how we work as individuals and gives us deeper insight into how we connect with others and how we view the world.
 
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The Enneagram Glow is a concept to describe how you and your partner’s combined relationship gifts shine brightly together in the world. On the flip side, it also provides a framework to work through your unique “couple shadow”. The glow we create together looks very different season to season and after years of struggle, coregulating, and exchangi…
 
Whether you're a heart, head, or body type, your body is important and the ways you move and don't move affect your relationship quite a lot. Because of this, Christa interviews the amazing Hallie Ringhand, Enneagram 2, of New U & Fit Enneagram about helping couples with their health and fitness needs. Hallie is of the 2-6 Glow and not only does sh…
 
Do you feel like you're loved by everyone else but your own spouse doesn't appreciate you? Do you want to get both deep and practical in your growth journey? This episode covers some of the complexity of being married to someone with a different core fear and how to step into growth together. Christa interviews 3-6 Glow couple Pastor Matthew Stephe…
 
When you're hitting trauma triggers in your relationships, you need to restore your body's sense of safety and survival to progress. Therapist and author Aundi Kolber, Enneagram 4, not only talks us through our body's responses to triggers with her trauma-informed approach Try Softer, but she also offers tangible healing steps. As we work to bring …
 
Christa is joined by Des Schnell, Enneagram 3 of the 3-5 "Master Minds" Glow Pairing as we learn about working with both 3s and 5s in marriage as well as the pairing. We're also talking about not just working on marriage but being in one as ourselves honestly as people and as parents, as we continually lean into growth and grace. Join us for tips f…
 
Are you looking for new ways to move in your relationship? Wondering what motivates certain behaviors and instincts in your partnership outside of your core Enneagram types? You won't want to miss the talk with Katherine Fauvre, discoverer of Tritype, a systematic way of looking at your gift and issues through a multi-faceted lens. Here you'll prac…
 
We all have certain routes we believe will help us in our life and relationships. However, they are actually the well-trodden but dysfunctional paths known as the ego-fixations that trip us up and create distance, disharmony, and conflict in our relationships, ultimately wounding us, our partners, and our families. Join Christa in hearing about not…
 
We all need refreshment and tips on how to get on the same page with a spouse or partner. In this episode, Christa is joined by financial experts, the energized 3-3 Glow pairing, Daniel and Kay of Centsei Financial, to help give you the tips that could change your financial trajectory forever. In addition to sharing their Truth in Love Glow Guide t…
 
Are you struggling with staying focused and organized in this crazy moment of culture? Today's show covers mentally and physically energizing ways for couples, families, and individuals to get organized and to stay organized as we begin the new season! Christa is joined by the organizational expert, author, course creator, and podcaster Laurie Pala…
 
Today's show covers the fascinating topic of how you can use the newest Enneagram Truity research to deepen your bond, to help you discover missing pieces together, or even to help you hone in on finding a partner. Truity's latest Enneagram personality tool helps couples to take their relationship to a healthier level together, but understanding ho…
 
Today Christa and Beth McCord explore the Enneagram and relationships together as well as the deeper implications of the Enneagram. How does the Enneagram theory work with someone who's a Christian? Is it a healthy tool spiritually? How can we use it to grow closer to God? Finish out Season 2 with a close chat between Christa and Beth and find your…
 
When you have a relationship rhythm where one partner has an entirely different way of moving through the world than you do, you have to learn to balance. Today Christa is joined by Sarajane Case to talk about her 7-4 Glow pairing with her husband Oby. Join two Sevens in a conversation about Oby falling in love with Sarajane in their better-than-fi…
 
When marriage research combines with the determination and strength of the awesome 1-9 Glow pairing, watch out for an honest-to-goodness explosion of fun and wisdom for all the world to learn from. Join Christa as she interviews New York Times and Booklist favorite, power couple Nate Klemp, PhD and Kaley Klemp, MA, (Kaley's also an Enneagram Instit…
 
Your worldview greatly affects how you move in relationships and in life, and it especially influences how you get stuck, too. Depending on whether you're an idealist (1, 4, or 7), a relationalist (2, 5, or 8), or a pragmatist (3, 6, or 9), you operate differently, often contrasting your spouse in other groups or even a different kind of idealist, …
 
Dr. Camden Morgante of the 9-6 Glow Pairing joins Christa to talk about both her pairing as well as her specialty of sex therapy. Many couples struggle in the sexual arena and today we take a different angle. Tune in to talk with us about some of the most painful and perplexing moments most couples walk through, including ED, pain and trauma in the…
 
We're often so quick to grab our phones, work the extra hours, and totally forget about the best reasons for marriage, healing and play together. Sometimes there are deeper roots of connection we've lost or never really had and sometimes it's because we've just lost sight of what's really going to refresh us both as a couple and individually. We're…
 
It's so much fun to get inside of a couple's brain and heart and find out what makes them tick - together! Caroline, a full out heart type 4 and Parker an optimistic 7, show us a piece of their lives and their 4-7 Beautiful Adventure Glow as well. After almost fifteen years of marriage, they've grown in learning how to love not only each other but …
 
Ever wonder what the personality trends are during pregnancy? How your marriage will shift with a baby? This listener-requested episode was fun and fascinating to research. Tune in to hear the commonalities between types as well as the encouraging tips for getting through this difficult but tender and rewarding stage of life and marriage. Join Chri…
 
Although it may seem a bit like a paradox, the 8-9 dyad is a very popular Enneagram Glow pairing and for good reason. Today's podcast is an interview with Liza Carden, Enneagram 8 and business coach, who shares so many tips and tools for helping your 9 to feel heard, helping your 8 to feel healthily vulnerable, and whatever your type, will be a gif…
 
This week's interview with Jay Stringer, author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, may be a truly life-changing episode for individuals or couples dealing with the ongoing cycle of addiction and destructive sexual behaviors. Get ready to embrace the opportunity to let your past story teach you about what it is you're tru…
 
Have you ever been told you’re good at guessing the types of others? Do you like hearing stories about couples who have gone the distance together? Today's episode is full of fun, family stories and forgiveness in marriage and is all for you as you get to try to figure out the mystery. What are this couple's types? Join us as Christa talks with Sea…
 
When big dreams meet parent life, assertive personalities must shift in stride, as best as they can. Join Christa in talking to the assertive 3-7 heart and head Jet Set Glow Pairing as the delve deep into parenting life, working through trauma together with EMDR, and most especially, learning how to titrate the combination of their personalities as…
 
Approaching addiction recovery in a family without grace can place an already vulnerable spouse and family right in the shame cycle when what they need most is the blueprint for both healthy attachment and healthy self-soothing. Join Christa and find hope in understanding more about the process of working on your spouse or family member's addiction…
 
You and your spouse are unique surely but when it comes to conflict, we've been learning that every type takes a different route. Learning yours and how to walk together without letting conflict get the best of you is key! Learn about how two heart types, 2 and 3, The Freemans, work together to move past their type issues and conflict styles. The F…
 
Want both a drama-free marriage and the opportunity to work on conflict? Join the posh peacemaker Dr. Morgan Cutlip, PhD of the world renowned @mylovethinks as she takes us through this fascinating idea, sharing not only the depths and rhythms of her 3-9 Enneagram Glow pairing but also the ways she's learned to walk with patience each season, and w…
 
Dealing with conflict in marriage takes a certain amount of wisdom, patience, and love. Enneagram coach Brittany Thomas of one of the biggest Enneagram accounts, Enneagram Explained, takes us on the journey to find just that as she explains not only her 1-5 pairing Glow, Classically Brilliant, but also through the lens of the harmonic groups. Learn…
 
In this coffee and chat episode with the Maxey Co, Christa chats with Robby, 7sp and Morgan 1sp, to see how subtypes and gender cast a somewhat culturally different glow with a male 7 and female 1 in the mix. Learn exactly how the goodness of a body type can both ground and bring safety to a head type, while the head type brings self-compassionate …
 
Child loss is something no one can prepare for fully nor can we full recover. However, support is not only possible but vital and this episode is full of just that for those who have walked this journey, as well as those supporting friends and family through it. Christa interviews Dave and Laura, the 2-9 Loving Hospitality Pairing, as they share th…
 
When you're stressed, you either go within, find a friend or spouse to chat with, or you aim to get social support with your favorite crew! In relationships, sometimes our favorite ways of surviving don't exactly appeal to our partners. What's more, often we sabotage ourselves by isolating one or two of the ways to survive and completely repressing…
 
Often in marriage, we bring our childhood wounds to the table in a way that carries on cycles, hurts our partners, and us too. Many times however, especially as we learn our Enneagram types, marriage can become a safe harbor for us to learn healthy vulnerability and attachment together. Join Christa in a talk with trauma expert Glenda Reagan who wi…
 
Have you wondered why sex is so often out of sync? Why it's often only pleasurable for one, or why there's so much emotional and physical pain in this supposedly wonderful area for many couples? Join Christa in interviewing Sheila Wray Gregoire, author of the new and vitally important book, "The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You've Been Taught And How…
 
Marriage issues cut deep to the heart and yet often it's uncomfortable to reveal ourselves at our vulnerable levels. Seth Studley, MA, LMFT and Melanie Studley, husband and wife and podcast hosts of the popular Anatomy of Marriage do NOT hold back as they admit to experiencing the rough edges of real marriage and how they've grown since finding the…
 
When you're raising a family, how do you bring your personality type and subtypes in for the best form in family? Perhaps just as importantly, how do you block the worst of your pairing from showing up as well? Join Christa with husband-and-wife power couple Daniel and Christina Im, co-hosts of the popular Im Between Podcast to find out. This doubl…
 
Are you engaged, planning a wedding, or in the first few years of marriage? Have you been married for awhile but you're struggling to remember the "musts" of marriage? Join Christa (and late in the episode, a surprise guest!) in this fun and all-inclusive episode that goes into marriage "do's and don'ts," the "Big 3" areas (sex, finances, and commu…
 
Your Enneagram work on your relationships is so important to your ongoing relationship success but did you know that before the world of Enneagram was popularized, there was and still is a marriage research system that every person working on their relationship will benefit from called The Gottman Method. Today's episode surrounds identifying key f…
 
We are so honored to have the best-selling author of "The Road Back to You" and "The Path Between Us," Enneagram teacher Suzanne Stabile as our guest this week. Suzanne expertly teaches us relationship tips for every type and also offers us tips to help avoid typing our spouses. Suzanne has learned so much over the years, not only from her 2 & 9 ma…
 
This Valentine's week, we have our first official Enneagram Glow story for you with Jared and Kate Shaughnessy, an Enneagram 8-3, "Unstoppable" couple sharing their powerful falling-in-love and maintaining love stories both! Get ready to learn how to be more intentionally and healthily passionate from this strong and assertive couple, as well as wh…
 
Among the most frequent questions around the Enneagram world are those that revolve around relationship pairings. Though there’s no such thing as the "perfect type compatibility," there are indeed fascinating relationship trends. In fact, this January 2021, Truity conducted an 88,000 person relationship study to aid in Enneagram and relationship re…
 
You hear about the holy idea of the Enneagram but how do we practically find soul care as we journey toward healthier life and relationship work? Join Christa with Penguin Random House authors Jackie Brewster, Enneagram 7 and Eve Annunziato, Enneagram 8 who have 7-3 and 8-5 relationships, respectively. Eve and Jackie have carefully and prayerfully …
 
Today's families in our current cultural climate need to balance our hearts, minds, and body instincts more than ever. As anger brews in the world often for good reason, this MLK Day, we're taking time to process from a place of peaceful reintegration with our lost center's gifts, specifically the gift of the five senses and the body, especially co…
 
As you begin a new journey of 2021, how can you manage the massive levels of stress that we're dealing with right now as a culture, now including not only a global pandemic and a racial justice movement but also the issues at the Capitol last week? How do you help a spouse with their stress as well as show patience and love for people who are diffe…
 
We know the our Enneagram passions all too well, they are the ego fixations and parts of our personality that we get stuck with all the time. Sometimes, however, we trick ourselves into thinking these maladaptive parts of ourselves will heal our deepest wounds individually and in marriage. However, instead, it is our type's virtue that will provide…
 
We said goodbye to 2020 and now we're saying a big healthy hello to 2021! Let's do it together with a challenge that helps us to create a healthy flow in our hearts, minds, and bodies this year, one that considers our angst and issues but is ultimately comprised of gratitude, thoughtfulness, and love. This special episode outlines steps to restore …
 
The thinkers among us are equipped to shape the world with their innovating dreams that often become inspiring realities, sometimes even shaping the world abroad. However, for the people who are constantly dealing with an active brain, living in a family with others who are more heart or body-based can be a daunting challenge, to say the least. Thi…
 
Whatever your Enneagram type, 2020 is throwing all of us for a loop this holiday. The ups and the downs can bring out grief, loneliness, and a lack of direction, and we've decided to give you a healthy roadmap. Join Christa and her precious 4, Hannah in reminding us of ten ways we can embrace the both the beauty and the depths of this season. Don't…
 
Heart types of the Enneagram have unique gifts in understanding others emotionally. As we open up our own hearts for learning from the feelings center with staff coach Melissa Thompson, Christa and Melissa take an honest view of how amidst caring for others, hearts types and others can unlearn codependency and learn to both protect and take care of…
 
This special fun episode takes a long look at love and the Enneagram on the big screen this time with some holiday fun added in! Join Christa and Olivia (who is back as a long-awaited guest!) as they finish the debate/conversations about not only the The Office and Gilmore Girls love interests but also take up typing the A-listers hanging out in a …
 
Did you ever wonder what the differences are between males and females in personality? How about the types that are considered more masculine while others are called feminine types? Join Christa in dissecting not only human and animal studies in terms of gender but a type by type journey of comparing Enneagram traits. Christa shares both your resea…
 
On part 2 of the Enneagram Glow series, Christa and Alaina listen to marriage and family therapist Michael Shahan, MA, LMFT, an Enneagram 9, talk not only about the way trauma can be healed in marriage but also particularly about how the popularly paired 1-9 couple can glow together. In this episode, we cover less of the research and development co…
 
This podcast covers the fascinating way that in marriage we create a union that is something more than either of us was before. The glow is our fun way of describing how we don't just learn our partner's type but we actually take traits on! This means each type takes on a different shade, depending on their partner's type and how then they can shar…
 
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